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  • Mitarbeit Bühne & Interaktionstools

  • Kooperation:
  • matthaei & konsorten

  • Mit:
  • Fabienne Müller

  • Fotos:
  • Merlin Nadj-Torma
    Dorothea Tuch

  • In 1977, NASA sent its "Golden Records" into the dark depths of space with the Voyager 1 & 2 space probes. With a shelf life of 500 million years, they are supposed to provide our still unknown alien friends with information about life on Earth.

    Encoded in the grooves are, among others, pictures of Jane Goodall with chimpanzees, Javanese temple dancers & Dutch cyclists in front of telescope dishes as well as greetings in 55 languages & pieces of music ranging from Western orchestral music to Azeri bagpipes, from Central African vocal singing to US-American beat music.

    Stupidly, former nazi officer Kurt Waldheim is immortalised as Secretary General of the UN & the curation of the world's image by white, male US Americans would hopefully also be done differently.

    More than 40 years later, we think it's about time to launch a new Golden Record into space.

    Text: matthaei & konsorten

    In collaboration with set designer Fabienne Müller, a flexible studio system was designed for Golden Record Studios that can be installed in different environments.